This blog is mainly a rambling kind of diary of the transition from smallholderwannabe to smallholder.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

On Saturday, we went to Snibston Discovery Park in Coalville, Leics. The site used to be a coal mine and there are still the above ground buildings. It was the 15th anniversary of the opening of the site as a park and they had lots of extra attractions. It was really good fun and the weather was much better than it had been at home. We had a great time but we were really tired by the time we got back home again. We had taken a party of 65 ten year olds so we did not get to sit down much except on the coach.

My poor hens need wellies. They don't like getting their feet wet all the time and they are laying fewer and smaller eggs as a consequence. Our soil is heavy clay and there has been far too much rain for the water to all drain away. So the poor souls have been paddling - and the eggs are covered in mud. We've put lots of bark chippings down but it is not enough. And the rabbit has not been into his run for days until this evening.

Two weeks and three days to go.........


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